"Think about the now instead of the what if."


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Battle for the Nether
Author Mark Cheverton
Illustrator None
Publication date Aug. 26, 2014
ISBN 978-1632207128
Publication Order
Preceded by
Invasion of the Overworld
Followed by
Confronting the Dragon

Battle for the Nether is an unofficial novel written by Mark Cheverton. It is the second book in the Gameknight999 Trilogy and the sequel to Invasion of The Overworld. It was released on August 26, 2014.


This book starts up where the last one ends, with Gameknight and Crafter on a new Minecraft server. Knowing what is at stake … the lives of all those within Minecraft as well as those in the physical world, Gameknight and Crafter search the land to bring the NPCs together to help with the final battle. Faced again with challenges that seem insurmountable, Gameknight999 will sift through the chaos to find a solution to the mystery that faces them; the disappearance of all the crafters. But now, because of his experiences on the last server, Gameknight is faced with an overwhelming sense of fear that will ravage his soul and make him doubt his courage and self-worth.

Confronted by a new adversary, Malacoda, the King of the Nether, this terrible ghast seeks to execute a vile, evil plan for the destruction of Minecraft, and his plot will take one of Gameknight’s closest friends from him. Facing Malacoda will be the greatest challenge of his life, but it will be nothing compared to the challenge of facing his fears. This will cause uncertainty and doubt will gnaw away at the very fabric of his being as Gameknight999 has to stand up against the greatest terror imaginable, his worst nightmare.


The lesson of this book is to face your fears and focus on the now instead of the what if.

Easter Eggs

  • In this book, when Gameknight and Crafter are exploring the remnants of Hunter's village, Gameknight finds a sign with usernames on it. This detail is insignificant to the story, but one of the names is part of "Monkeypants271". Monkeypants271 is Gameknight's father in the series. How he managed to get on Hunter's server remains unknown.